THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

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THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

NPF Awards 250,000 Dollars to Research

Bethesda, MD – May 18, 2018 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for those impacted by pancreatic disease, announced today that it is awarding $250,000 in research funds to deserving scientists across the United States for the 2018. Five grants of $50,000 will be distributed to researchers studying, pancreatic cancer, chronic & acute pancreatitis, and pediatric pancreatitis.

2018 Research Grants

Contributions of the Adipose Tissue to the Development of Pancreatic Cancer
Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, PhD
The Ohio State University 

Targeting Stellate Cells for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
Vikas Dudeja, MD
University of Miami 

Aberrant RNA Processing Induced by Mutant p53 in Pancreatic Cancer: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Implications
Luisa F. Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Enhancing Precision Therapy for Patients with Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis with CFTR Dysfunction by the Use of a Novel Sweat Test
Tanja Gonska, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

Inhibitor Resistant Trypsin in Pancreatitis
Zsanett Jancso, PhD
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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About the National Pancreas Foundation

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. To fulfill its mission, the NPF raises and manages a charitable foundation from which grants are made directly to researchers seeking to resolve the challenging medical problems of pancreatic diseases. The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. For more information on our organization please visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.

Media Contacts

Matthew Alsante, Executive Director, National Pancreas Foundation, (866) 726-2737,

malsante@pancreasfoundation.org.